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Your Health in Your Hands

Author : Hazel Econs
Related Conditions : Asthma Symptoms & Treatment , Food Intolerance / non-allergic food hypersenstivity , Irritable Bowel Syndrome

When you see headlines such as NHS is like a ‘supertanker heading for an iceberg’   or  Health chiefs say cuts could sink the NHS it is worrying!  Recent news of further cuts to pay and changes in the working conditions of health workers in Health Authorities in the South West, does not instil confidence in the NHS.  In fact one Labour Minister describes it as a sign of “the chaos engulfing the NHS’.

My belief is that it is high time we took responsibility for our own health and became less dependent on the NHS.  Obviously it has its place for serious medical conditions and emergencies, but there is a huge amount we can do for ourselves rather than toddling off to the GP at every opportunity. 

Having worked for a number of years in General Practice as a Practice Manager, I am convinced that if patients were charged even £5 per visit, many unnecessary consultations would be saved.  Patients would think first about trying some self-help medication, or “waiting to see” rather than immediately phoning to make an appointment.

Now, having worked in the field of diet and nutrition for a number of years, I know from experience and from what I have seen, that many of the health problems we suffer are due to what we eat or our environment.  There is no truer saying than, “we are what we eat”.

We are all now fully aware that heart disease, bowel cancer, obesity and cholesterol are all caused or helped by diet.  In addition to these well documented problems there are many other conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eczema, Asthma, Candida, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease and Migraine that can be hugely improved, eased or even solved. How? By changes to one’s diet and environment by identifying the foods or inhalants that are the symptom triggers. Testing for and then correcting, vitamin and mineral deficiencies is a proven and safe way to help the body to help itself.

Did you know that rather than suffering hay fever and taking anti-histamines all summer, it is possible to be desensitised and not have a distressing summer?

Eczema and asthma are not ‘incurable’ problems. Find the cause, whether inhalant allergies and/or food intolerance and you may discover that you no longer need inhalers, steroids and or creams.

Do you have that bloated feeling even though you’ve eaten a small meal?  Suffer with wind?  Troubled by an abnormal bowel habit but cannot get to the bottom of it?! 

Did you know that all these symptoms could be related to what you eat?   You don’t have to have an unhealthy diet, it is simply what our immune systems have become intolerant to.  Identify those items and enjoy the improvement it makes.  

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